Kern County Inmate Strangled To Death In PrisonAuthorities say an inmate at a Central California prison was strangled and coroner's officials are calling his death a homicide.
California Inmate Crashes Van During Attempted JailbreakThe California Highway Patrol says an inmate crashed a van into a gate during an escape attempt at a Southern California jail.
Patient Killed In Kern County Medical Helicopter Crash Identified The SkyLife helicopter went down Thursday night in rolling hills near McFarland, a community 135 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
4 Dead After Medical Helicopter Crashes In Kern CountyFire crews in Central California have confirmed a medical helicopter has crashed, killing all four people on board.
Kern County Deputy Escapes Custody After 2nd ArrestA Kern County sheriff's deputy arrested over the weekend for allegedly brandishing a gun at a 12-year-old girl was arrested for a second time and promptly escaped custody.
Deputies Shoot, Kill Man Suspected In Deadly Central California Crime SpreeSheriff's deputies in California shot and killed a man believed to be the target of a two-week-long manhunt in the rugged, mountainous high desert of central California, authorities said late Saturday.
$14 Million Can, Bottle Recycling Scheme Busted In Kern CountyA grand jury in Kern County indicted five Californians on charges including grand theft and recycling fraud in an alleged scheme that CalRecycle said Thursday involved more than 200 million cans or bottles.
Political Candidate In Central Valley Who Died Leads RaceA candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.
Man Confesses To 40 KillingsAccused contract killer says he killed as many as 40 people during a decades-long career as a drug cartel enforcer.
Mojave Desert Gunman's Life Crumbled To Bloody EndAuthorities in Kern County say a man went on a shooting spree and led officers on an hour-long chase around the California desert town of Ridgecrest.
Lightning-Sparked Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Warnings In Kern CountyAuthorities in Kern County issued voluntary evacuation warnings for about 400 homes Monday as a lightning-caused wildfire burned through a popular vacation area in the southern Sierra Nevada.
1 Inmate Killed During Large Brawl At Prison In Central ValleyOne inmate died and two others were seriously injured in a fight Monday that involved about 40 inmates at a state prison in the San Joaquin Valley, corrections officials said.

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